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OneDublin.org 2010 Mid-Year Report Card

June 22, 2010

Last Dec. 8 OneDublin.org shared 2010 goals at a Dublin Unified School District Board Meeting.  Below is a mid-year report on progress towards achieving those goals as well as a snapshot of OneDublin.org growth since launching seven months ago (Thanksgiving 2009).

OneDublin.org 2010 Goals and Mid-Year Report:

  1. Educate Dublin parents on the charter high school initiative and provide an independent forum for parent feedback.
    • OneDublin.org has become a key resource for parents and the community on the Tassajara Prep charter high school debate, arguing in favor of one united high school.  A summary of articles published regarding Tassajara Prep is available here.
  2. Drive the Dublin Unified School District (DUSD) to make permanent measuring and addressing the perception gaps about the quality of Dublin public schools.
    • Tremendous progress has been made on this point.  The Dublin community has responded with enthusiasm to a positive spotlight being cast on the accomplishments of our students.  A great example is available here.
  3. Direct the School Board to prioritize Smaller Learning Community methodologies at Dublin High School.
    • Progress is being made on this objective, with the Pathways Program at Dublin High being expanded to include an Engineering Academy (boosted by a $35,000 grant from Chevron – more details available here).  OneDublin.org believes there are further opportunities to apply Smaller Learning Community methodologies at Dublin High.
  4. Work with the School Board and District to institutionalize an annual Parent / Student Survey at all Dublin public schools, starting in 2010, modeled after the successful 2009 Fallon School Parent/Student Survey.
    • The Dublin Unified School District launched an annual district-wide survey in May of this year at all school sites.  Students, parents, teachers and District staff were surveyed with the results to be analyzed over the summer.  The survey was accomplished in a cost-effective manner leveraging online survey technology which also makes repeating the survey annually an easy task.

In addition, OneDublin.org has published a series of articles on college preparation issues, resulting in a College Primer for Parents specifically geared towards Dublin parents and students.  OneDublin.org also provides convenient summaries of all DUSD School Board meetings (available here).

Support for OneDublin.org has grown steadily since launch:

Over the summer OneDublin.org plans to continue sharing ideas on how to move Dublin public education forward as well as keeping the community informed on key education issues.

If you’ve read this far, take a few minutes to view this terrific student-produced video about Dublin High School:

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